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Spelt vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Spelt and Falafel different?

  • Spelt is higher than Falafel in Manganese, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Copper, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, and Iron.
  • Spelt covers your daily need of Manganese 100% more than Falafel.
  • Spelt contains 12 times more Selenium than Falafel. Spelt contains 11.7µg of Selenium, while Falafel contains 1µg.

Spelt, uncooked and Falafel, home-prepared types were used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Spelt
6
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Contains more Iron +29.8%
Contains more Magnesium +65.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.9%
Contains less Sodium -97.3%
Contains more Zinc +118.7%
Contains more Copper +98.1%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +50.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 167% 98% 172% 35% 2% 90% 171%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Contains more Iron +29.8%
Contains more Magnesium +65.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.9%
Contains less Sodium -97.3%
Contains more Zinc +118.7%
Contains more Copper +98.1%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +50.8%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Spelt
6
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +149.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +555.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +265.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84%
Contains more Vitamin A +30%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.9%
Contains more Folate +106.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 16% 0% 0% 91% 27% 129% 65% 54% 34% 0% 10%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 6% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 70% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +149.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +555.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +265.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84%
Contains more Vitamin A +30%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.9%
Contains more Folate +106.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Spelt Falafel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Spelt Falafel Opinion
Net carbs 59.49g 31.84g Spelt
Protein 14.57g 13.31g Spelt
Fats 2.43g 17.8g Falafel
Carbs 70.19g 31.84g Spelt
Calories 338kcal 333kcal Spelt
Starch 53.92g g Spelt
Fructose 0.24g g Spelt
Sugar 6.82g g Falafel
Fiber 10.7g g Spelt
Calcium 27mg 54mg Falafel
Iron 4.44mg 3.42mg Spelt
Magnesium 136mg 82mg Spelt
Phosphorus 401mg 192mg Spelt
Potassium 388mg 585mg Falafel
Sodium 8mg 294mg Spelt
Zinc 3.28mg 1.5mg Spelt
Copper 0.511mg 0.258mg Spelt
Vitamin A 10IU 13IU Falafel
Vitamin E 0.79mg mg Spelt
Vitamin D IU 0IU Falafel
Vitamin D µg 0µg Falafel
Vitamin C 0mg 1.6mg Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.364mg 0.146mg Spelt
Vitamin B2 0.113mg 0.166mg Falafel
Vitamin B3 6.843mg 1.044mg Spelt
Vitamin B5 1.068mg 0.292mg Spelt
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 0.125mg Spelt
Folate 45µg 93µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.6µg µg Spelt
Tryptophan 0.132mg 0.134mg Falafel
Threonine 0.443mg 0.492mg Falafel
Isoleucine 0.552mg 0.567mg Falafel
Leucine 1.07mg 0.944mg Spelt
Lysine 0.409mg 0.856mg Falafel
Methionine 0.258mg 0.187mg Spelt
Phenylalanine 0.737mg 0.707mg Spelt
Valine 0.681mg 0.562mg Spelt
Histidine 0.36mg 0.364mg Falafel
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Spelt
Saturated Fat 0.406g 2.383g Spelt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.445g 10.171g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.258g 4.16g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Spelt Falafel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
35
Spelt
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
92
Spelt
63
Falafel

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
87%
Spelt
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
70%
Spelt
32%
Falafel
Fats
11%
Spelt
82%
Falafel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spelt
Spelt contains less Sodium (difference - 286mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.977g)
Which food is cheaper?
Spelt
Spelt is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.82g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Spelt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169745/nutrients
  2. Falafel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172455/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.